The Flight Crew Training Bulding (FCTB)

Aerial photo of the Flight Crew Training Building (FCTB).

The FCTB has two wings:

  • the south wing is a two story Bay Area which was home to one Lunar Module simulator and two Apollo Command Module simulator;
  • the north wing comprising the offices.

Credit to Google Earth.

The FCTB from above looking north-west

The Flight Crew Training Building (FCTB) with the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (MSOB) in the background.

Credit to Google Earth

The Flight Crew Training Building (FCTB), floor plans

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Bay Area 1: Lunar Surface Training Area
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Lunar Surface Training: unloading scientific equipment

Credit to NASA and Science Photo Library.
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The Apollo 11 flight crew is given instructions by technicians and management while undergoing the extravehicular activity (EVA) training and the lunar module walk-through in preparation for the first manned landing on the moon.

Credit to NASA.
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Lunar Surface Training: deploying scientific equipment

Credit to NASA and Science Photo Library.
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Lunar Surface Training with the Lunar Module

Credit to NASA and Science Photo Library.


Bay Area 2: The spacecraft simulator area
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The Lunar Module (LM) simulator in the foreground and Command & Service Module (CSM) simulator Nr.1 in the background in FCTB Bay Area Nr.2.

Credit to NASA.
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Console of the Apollo Command and Service Module simulator.

Credit to NASA.
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Console of Apollo the Lunar Module simulator.

Credit to NASA.
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Apollo 9 crew pose in front of one of the two CSM simulators
February 26, 1969

Credit to NASA    Scanning credit to Kipp Teague
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Interior of the LM simulator

Credit to NASA.



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